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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Introducing the KoalaTCrafts Design Team

Hey Crafters! 
Meet the KoalaTCrafts Design Team!
I am happy to introduce a group of talented ladies who make up the KoalaTCraft Design Team. They will be sharing projects and bringing you ideas in our new monthly Challenge beginning on July 1st.  Stay tuned for more on that coming soon. Please visit their Instagrams and blogs, subscribe and share.

Jen Evers  
Create "wow!" projects on a budget, FAST, EASY and Step by Step! I'll show you how! I'm a hybridism inspired creatively artsy lady expressing my relativity to the world by borrowing and sharing motivating and outrageously fun art ideas! Paper art, fancy fold cards, hand made cards, tutorials and more! In other words, I create helpful, clear, instructional tutorial style videos (using new and old ideas) and putting my own twist on it!  Instagram: koalatcrafts

Michelle Calvert  PaperCraftingOnaDime
I'm a Texas mom of adult kids who has been playing with paper my entire life. I love to create! What's more, I find that I am overall a happier person when I spend time creating things. Be it Art, Food or Decorations. I am an event coordinator by profession and have used my skills to create elaborate room designs, tablescapes, invitations and favors for weddings, parties of every occasion, fundraisers and corporate events. I work with jewelry, stained glass and paintings but mostly, I love paper! Many of my projects are for others as gifts or swaps with the creative people I am blessed to call friends. I use tools to create pattern paper and embellishments to get the most bang for my buck. In my blog, I share my creations and money saving crafty ideas along with tips, tricks, techniques and tools used to get specific effects. Instagram: calvertelectric

Sharon Cameron  piece-ofheart
I'm from Canada and I LIVE to stamp, color, and create! Arts and Crafts was always my favorite subject in school. I loved working with paper, glue, and scissors and exploring my creativity. Eventually I got into card making and when I'm not working, I enjoy using my free time to carefully and thoughtfully create cards for my friends and family. I am always involved in blog hops and have been on several Design Teams over the years. I’m a very creative person and card making is just one way I fulfill my passion to create. Instagram: onecraftymrs

Alina Florea  alliella.simplesite.com
I am a former teacher of English from Romania. I love crafting of all types and I think this is because I come from a family where almost everyone is skilled at something: painting, sewing, wood carpentry, looming etc. I have been experimenting since I was in kindergarden, but I 5 years ago was the moment when I seriously started. At first was jewelry for myself, because I always like to have something out of the ordinary. Then I had my first orders. Soon after, I discovered paper crafting which quickly became addictive. And so it all started! From my first butterfly punch, I now have a small crafting room where I love experimenting and playing with supplies. Because we, my hubby, our little puppy and I, temporarily live in Norway and I am currently unemployed, I have a loooot of free time to make thinks that I think bring a little something to a consumerism intoxicated world.  Instagram: alliellacraft

Jennifer Marker jenmarker 
I'm from Oklahoma. I have 1 daughter who's 20. Been with my other half 9 years. I enjoy crafting of any kind. But prefer making cards. I love doing challenges because it makes me think outside the box.  

Deb Witt   farmgirlsensibilities.com
Hi there! My name is Deb and I am The Crafty Farmgirl! I am Market Manager for a group of 28 physicians and advanced practitioners, which funds my paper addiction. My farmgirl roots run deep, having grown up on a small farm in North Central Oklahoma. I owe my work ethic to those roots. I owe my love of all types of crafting to my mom, now in heaven, whose hands were always busy with quilting, crocheting, knitting, and our shared love of paper crafting. I have 4 grandchildren I adore and they inspire me daily. Of late, I have ventured into more than cards and pages and upcycle frames, wooden cigar boxes, and even paint cans into fun paper projects. I love sharing creativity both through my new blog and gathering with friends to try new techniques.  Instagram: farmgirlsensibilities

Meet the KoalaTCraft Bloggers
These talented crafters will be bringing new content and video notes, including measurements and any special tips from the lifestream pro, to the blog each week. 

Annie Collins  littlewingscreates
I am a mother of 3 amazing kids. 2 girls and 1 boy. I'm lucky to be married to my best friend for 27 yrs. We live in Florida with our dogs & cats. I've been crafting since I was 4 yrs old. I love creating scrapbooks, cards, sewing and crafts in general. Most of all I love sharing my passion for crafting with others.  Instagram: anniec09

Neva Tulsyan  crescentcreation.com
I'm from India currently residing at Dublin, CA with my husband, Ashish. I'm a teacher in my day time and a passionate crafter after. I have been crafting from an early age and have tried my hand on various kinds of art. I love experimenting with different mediums. And believe that love can be shared by a little handmade kindness. Instagram: neha_tulsyan


"I can't wait to see you next video!"
XOXO
Jen

Discount adhesives and other supplies are available at www.koalatcrafts.com/store

Monday, June 26, 2017

WATERMELON CARD


Hey Crafters! Nothing says SUMMER like Watermelon! 

Today, we will make this super cute Watermelon Card and the best part is... there is NO template needed!











My inspiration for this card came from www.galachko.blogspot.com





Click the link for the YouTube video
Jen Evers YouTube


See below for Supplies and Instructions


Project Supplies:
A2 White Card Base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) and extra white paper
Green paper cut 4 x 5 1/4
Scissors
Colored Pencils  http://amzn.to/2rl5WX1 
Prismacolor Blender  http://amzn.to/2rv7mll
MS Doily Lace Punch  http://amzn.to/2t6MfmW        
    or Decorative Edge Scissors
Foam Tape http://www.koalatcrafts.com/store/p26/
Glossy Accents  http://amza.to/2sC5Q0Q
Clear Embossing Powder  http://amzn.to/2s5wKxe
Heat Gun  http://amzn.to/2rN9p1f
Versamark Ink  http://amzn.to/2t6CUvr
Dots Embossing Folder  http://amzn.to/2trrJwH
Alphabet stamp set or stickers

Instructions:  
  1. Draw & cut watermelon shape on white paper.  Make sure the shape will fit on your card front.  
  2. Color watermelon using colored pencils in a variety of greens making stripes with lighter centers, See Photo Above. 
  3. Blend colors with blender pencil or other technique you like.
  4. Cut watermelon out. Cut a thin rectangle out of brown for stem and using a corner rounder, round one edge of stem.
  5. Place VersaMark all over the front of the watermelon.  Make sure it has a good coat all over it.  Sprinkle it with clear embossing powder.  Using your heat gun, carefully heat set the embossing powder. Watch the magic happen! Set aside.
  6. Place card front in embossing folder and run through your embossing machine.
  7. Use edge punch to punch the edge of the bottom of the card front or use decorative scissors or cut in scallop. It's Your Card!
  8. Using your 4x5 1/4 inch green paper, place that inside the card where your note will be.
  9. Cut a triangle out of the extra piece of white paper to be watermelon slice.  It doesn't have to be perfect.  Place the triangle behind the watermelon and round the top of the triangle so that it matches the roundess of the watermelon.  HOLD THE PIECES TOGETHER
  10. Flip the watermelon over, trace the watermelon slice where you want it to slide out from on the front.  Next to the tracing lines, please foam tape. This will keep the triangle from moving from side to side when inserted in the space.
  11. Color the triangle slice and rind.  Attach the stem. 
  12. Dry fit both pieces to card for placement. 
  13. Adhere watermelon on card using the foam tape previously applied to the back. 
  14. Add sentiment to strip of white paper using Versafine Black ink.  Adhere to the front of card with foam tape on the sides.
  15. Add Glossy Accents to the slice rind and allow to dry thoroughly. NOTE Glossy Accents takes at least an hour to dry.
If you have a letter stamp set, you can always change the sentiment to suit your needs!!!  One of my favorite watermelon sentiments is "You're One in a Melon"


Share your watermelon card with the KoalaTCrafts community on Facebook!  It is a fun group of crafters offering support and inspiration in a no commitment, no drama atmosphere.  facebook.com/



Discount adhesives and other supplies are available at www.koalatcrafts.com/store/


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"I can't wait to see you next video!"
XOXO    Jen


AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. Thank you!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

EASY Bendy Card with FREE TEMPLATE


Welcome to tutorials made EASY!

Have you ever seen these Bendy cards and said, "I wonder how they did that"?  Well, I'm here today to show you how!  Your family and friends sure will be impressed when they receive a Bendy card from you!!  Ohh...and the template is FREE!!!  Click on this link to get the TEMPLATE 

With this simple template, you can decorate and embellish it for any occasion!!  It's an all around perfect card to impress your family and friends!  



To find out how to put this card together, 
click the link below:







But...don't click yet! First, let's get our supplies together:

Share your bendy card creation with the KoalaTCrafts community on Facebook!  It is a fun group of crafters offering support and inspiration in a no commitment, no drama atmosphere.  facebook.com/


Discount adhesives and other supplies are available at www.koalatcrafts.com/store


 *** *** VISIT ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA!! *** *** 
  INSTAGRAM - instagram.com/koalatcrafts   
   PATREON - Patreon.com/koalatcrafts 


"I can't wait to see you next video!"
                XOXO  Jen


AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. Thank you!




Monday, June 19, 2017

Jen's Favorite Christmas Craft Supplies

Are you getting ready for Christmas In July?
Virtual Creative Crop on Saturday July 1, from 9am - ??? with card demos and fun! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZLdiw6pGler8PxW-ZWGcqg

The supply kits sold out super fast. To assemble a kit you will need:
  Your favorite everyday craft / crop supplies
  7 Shimmer and Pattern or Embossed Christmas papers (4.25 x 5.5) 
  2 Specialty papers (1 glitter)  
  Assorted sequins, bling, assorted acrylic or punched snowflakes
  White gel pen
  Sand paper  
  Glue 

Below are some of my favorite crafty things with links to help you find what you need.











Hampton Art Christmas Tree Stamp and Die Set -  https://goo.gl/ZuTWpd



NUVO DROPS (White Blizzard)  http://amzn.to/2sIvPRs

INKADINKADOO HOLIDAY TREES STAMPS https://goo.gl/1LDjV1 



ENAMEL DOTS - https://goo.gl/SE7HzR

EK Layering Snowflake Punchhttps://goo.gl/xfnEdG 




SIGNO UNIBAL WHITE GEL PEN - https://goo.gl/7Z2wdM 

Martha Stewart Embossing Powder 3 pack in Silver, Gold & Copper - https://goo.gl/QuBg4i 


EMBOSSING STARTER KIT  - http://amzn.to/2sINusn

DARICE SNOWFLAKE EMBOSSING FOLDER - http://amzn.to/2sKWQap
DARICE DOTS EMBOSSING FOLDER - http://amzn.to/2ssSLo3

MME Sleigh Bells Brad Sethttps://goo.gl/U5DY9q 

MULTI-PACK GEMS FOR CARDS - http://amzn.to/2tFoKkz
Atyou Spica Glitter PenS - http://amzn.to/2tkve8W OR http://amzn.to/2sPbCMH 
HAMPTON ART KI WASHI PAPER in Black & White Chevron - https://goo.gl/5rKDvv
5 BLADE SCISSORS - http://amzn.to/2sKWrV7

***NEW BLING IN STORE!****


Here are some general craft tools and supplies for every day projects:
Double Sided Foam Tapehttps://goo.gl/viokaj
Double Sided Sticky Tapehttps://goo.gl/EU8P4D
ATG Refill for Pink or Red Scotch Gun - http://amzn.to/2rqskk9
ALEENE'S TACKY GLUE - http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
VERSAFINE INK - http://amzn.to/2rTCye5
SCOTCH ATG GUN - http://amzn.to/2rqskk9
ATG REFILLS - https://goo.gl/CuFxBo 
VersaMark Clearhttp://amzn.to/2rvYaJF
VERSAMARK DAZZLE http://amzn.to/2sI2lpf
110# Nena Bright White Paperhttp://amzn.to/2tkVmke
110# Black Paperhttp://amzn.to/2tFlPID
SPECTRUM NOIR - http://amzn.to/2tfFZJI
SPEC. NOIR STORAGE - http://amzn.to/2tfJ7W4
STAMP BLOCKS - http://amzn.to/2st2FG2
Scoring Stylus - http://amzn.to/2sFMFDT
Vellum  - http://amzn.to/2rNl14q
1oz FINE TIP GLUE BOTTLE with Stainless Steel Pin *Glue not included -http://www.koalatcrafts.com/store/p23/Craft_glue_bottle_.html


AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. Thank you!



"I can't wait to see you next video!"
XOXO
Jen




Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sweet Afternoons for versatility and Fabulous fun!! Afternoons have never been so SWEET!

Afternoons were never so SWEET!


Looking for a versatile stamp set that you can use for multiple projects?! Teresa Collins' Sweet Afternoon fits the bill! Here are some fabulously fun cards we made recently on our live stream! 

YOU CAN WATCH THAT VIDEO HERE!


Measurements - One piece 9 3/4 x 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2
                                             One piece 4 1/4  x 5 1/2 

 


                                                


 (THIS CARD WAS MADE ON THE LIVE STREAM WITH YOU!!)

SUPPLIES LIST


*****TWISTED EASEL CARD SUPPLY LINKS*****

Card stock - http://amzn.to/2rJfiLn
Versafine ink - http://amzn.to/2s5FQLq
Spectrum Noir - http://amzn.to/2tfFZJI
SPEC. NOIR STORAGE - http://amzn.to/2tfJ7W4
White gel pen - https://goo.gl/ac1qs4
(this one is at my store)
Score board - http://amzn.to/2sFULw4
Ruler - http://amzn.to/2rIXG2n
Scoring Stylus - http://amzn.to/2sFMFDT
Sticky back gems - http://amzn.to/2sCQAAA
(color w/ alcohol markers to match!)



THE TERESA COLLINS STAMP SET WAS ALSO USED IN THIS VIDEO:



*****ACRYLIC PAINT AND ACETATE TECHNIQUE LINKS*****

***SUPPLIES***
Acetate - http://amzn.to/2rrYJV2
StazOn ink - http://amzn.to/2sLiURy
StazOn refill - http://amzn.to/2tfFZcw
Acrylic paint - http://amzn.to/2rscbZ4
(or purchase at Walmart!)
Sanding block - http://amzn.to/2snOu5n
Embossing folders - http://amzn.to/2rrZ2za
(choose your favorite pattern)
TC Sweet Afternoon Stamps (Butterfly)https://goo.gl/VhqwU3

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE 
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease.  
I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. Thank you!


Join me again on Youtube
every Thursday 6-7 pm and Sunday 2-3
(all times pm and CST)

"I can't wait to see you next video!"
xoxo 
Jen 

Open Call for Challenge Blog Design Team Members! We're looking for YOU! (DT TEAM IS FILLED AT THIS TIME!)

Welcome

 to

 Koala T Crafts! 

We are becoming a challenge blog 

WITH PRIZES!!

and hope that you will join the excitement!

Interested in becoming one of our first
Design Team Members?


Our full rules / requirements
can be found here:
DT requirements
  • A card or craft project once a month ready for release by the 1st of the month
  • Post to your own blog and schedule to match the release date of the KTC blog (1st of the month)
  • Help spread the word for challenges (and sponsors) and special KTC events!
  • Comment on challenge entries and encourage others to join
  • Must have a Facebook account for private messages and group communication
Enthusiasm in the following categories would be appreciated!
  • Being a fan of digis, coloring, card making, KTC, budget crafting and TUTORIALS!
  • Please do not be a part of more than 1 (one) other DT while on ours, we’d love to have your creative focus :)
  • A passion for blog posting and a flare for great photography
  • Understand blog functions and be aware of online etiquette
  • Create with JOY!! (we will accept advanced AND beginners!)
  • Positive and clear communication skills
  • 3 month terms are encouraged but we can be flexible
  • Be prepared to have things done in advance (being late will cause a forfeiture of your term)
  • Good time management/organization skills and ability to meet deadlines
What will you get from being on the team?!
  • A KTC blog badge showing you are a DT member
  • Digis from our sponsors to use in your creations
  • Access to a Private DT only Facebook group for communication and team building
  • Posts of your work on the KTC Youtube channel “Jen Evers”
Please send entries or questions to koalatcrafts@gmail.com  with the subject line "KTC challenge blog Application".   Please copy and paste the questions AND your answers along with 1-3 jpeg photos of your best cards! I look forward to hearing from you! Xoxo Jen

QUESTIONS FOR KTC APPLICANTS

1. Your name as you’d like it to appear on communications and / or your name badges
2. A link to your blog :)
3.  Are you a member of the Koala T Crafts Facebook Group?  If so, how long?
4.  How long have you been coloring? How long have you been crafting?
5.  What other companies do you DT for if any?  
6.  Have you been on a DT before? If so, with who and what were the requirements you met?
7.  Feel free to add anything else about yourself that might be pertinent to being on a Design Team. Don’t forget to include 1-3 images of your work in jpeg format!


I'm looking forward to adding 5 fabulous, creative people to the team!
You can still apply if you don't make cards as long as you are a digi user and can create a project using the assigned themes / digis / sketches!

Grab Our Blog Badge


WE'LL BEGIN JULY 1ST, 2017 SO APPLICATIONS WILL BE
SORTED QUICKLY! 
"I can't wait to see you next video!"
and in the application inbox!
xoxo
Jen

DISCLOSURE 
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease.  

I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. Thank you!